cytometry


cytometry
The counting of cells, especially blood cells, using a cytometer or hemocytometer.
- Feulgen c. a form of c. using Feulgen-stained nuclei to characterize the chromatin pattern and nuclear distribution of DNA of cells.
- flow c. a method of measuring fluorescence from stained cells that are in suspension and flowing through a narrow orifice, usually in combination with one or two lasers to activate the dyes; used to measure cell size, number, viability, and nucleic acid content with the aid of acridine orange, Kasten fluorescent Feulgen stain, ethidium bromide, trypan blue, and other selected staining reagents. SYN: flow cytophotometry.

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cy·tom·e·try sī-'täm-ə-trē n, pl -tries a technical specialty concerned with the counting of cells and esp. blood cells see FLOW CYTOMETRY
cy·to·met·ric .sīt-ə-'me-trik adj

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cy·tom·e·try (si-tomґə-tre) the characterization and measurement of cells and cellular constituents.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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